Improve SEO / Search Engine Optimization
Google and other search engines are moving to adopting schema.org's Structured Data Markup. By adding span and meta elements around key parts of an event, Google will then convert than to, say, a calendar of events when someone searches for a website.
A few great SEO features would be:
- improved compatibility with popular SEO plugin-ins like Yoast and all-in-one SEO
- Ability to redirect old events (recurring and otherwise) to their respective categories or to the parent event (in the case of recurring)
- Ability to show category descriptions without having to customize the event category views.
Thank you David for sharing this idea. We have implemented numerous improvements to SEO over the 3.x series of releases. One of the big ones was the structured data markup.
Since that is the primary feature suggested here we are archiving this suggestion. If there are more features you are keen on seeing implemented please open a separate feature request for each item, that way we can gauge the popularity of each suggestion and place it appropriately on our roadmap. :)
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Any update on this?
What is the latest on SEO and Schema formatting? I need this to happen right away!
Even ability to change title tag and description tag on main event page would be progress
We should mention that we added Rich Snippets a few versions past across the board for our plugins. We are always looking for ways to improve them further of course. We are also interested in offering an integration with at least one SEO plugin, and have talked with the developers of those plugins to that effect. It is on our roadmap.
Thanks for the great feedback.
- The Modern Tribe Team
Nigel Hanan commented
I can't believe the SEO for the main events page does not exist. This is like having a website and no computer to work on ... I appreciate the work that has gone into the events calendar but a big oversight has been the SEO. I understand that from a developer point of view this doesn't really seem important, but from a customer point of view this could be a deal breaker. Can you even just add in a couple of meta fields: one for the title tag and one for the description. Alternatively as suggested in these comments, make it Yoast SEO friendly. Had a smile on my face with your plugin now it is turning upside down.
SocialAlerts Innyc commented
Complete agreement w/ David: Structured Data Markup and Schema's Rich Snippets is a MUST and it may be a good idea to give this top priority as it would result in higher search engine rankings.
After looking through the forums, it appears that you DID have it in the 2.0 version...though thats a bit unclear. Why was it removed?
At any rate, any chance of it being implemented in version 3.9?
Note that Google is already doing a great job of converting ECP events in their listings!
Plus one for this request! The Structured data tool provided by Google Webmaster Tools displays missing micro format data from your plugins outputed html (dstart, summary). We use your calendar widget on our blog. This data would be very helpful to us in meeting our SEO goals. We are using the paid version of your plugin.
Structured Data Markup is becoming increasingly essential for Search Engine Optimization, pretty results for organizations that promote results, and simply making the internet more usable across a greater array of devices. Bing, Google, Yahoo all support this. Modern Tri.be could be the premier calendaring plugin with this feature.
Aurelio Tassone commented
Turns out Schema.org is supported (in varying levels) by Baidu, Bing, Google, Yahoo, and Yandex. That's most of the world.
I saw some earlier support feedback claiming that this was implemented as early as 2.0. However, if that's the case, was it removed? The page being generated don't have clear Structured Data Markup.
One last thought, implementing this on lists of events, individual pages, and all widgets would be greatly appreciated. Help drive traffic to our sites and we'll whole-heartedly endorse TEC.
To clarify, Structured Data Markup and Schema's Rich Snippets improve search engine rankings. It allows data to be more easily machine-read and analyzed.
Adding this key Web 3.0 technology will bring customers more business and, in turn, more satisfaction/recommendation of Modern Tribe's awesome work.
I second this
Thanks for the suggestions Rick! Re: your second suggestion on redirecting, I don't quite understand. Can you elaborate?